Hope everyone’s off to a great new year! For me, I’m head over heels to partner with my favorite lighting company Capitol Lighting. You may remember when we gave our kitchen a much needed makeover last summer. Ultimately, the lighting over our kitchen island, and dining table was the star. Today, we have installed new lighting in our family room that will make your jaw drop. Come see my top tips for adding sparkle & shine into your family room.
Capital Lighting is a 4th generation family owned lighting company, that have a wide selection of products. They’re definitely experts in the field. Not to mention their customer service is always AMAZING!! Once again they made my job a breeze when choosing the right style and finish for the space.
Our family/living room is where we tend to spend a ton of time watching TV, reading, playing games, and entertaining. Our ceiling fan w/3-bulb light was the main source of overhead lighting in the space. It was never enough lighting in the evening to do much of anything with just that light alone. Table lamps was a must until now.
Modern meets elegance with the central masterpiece, the Calypso Chandelier by Crystorama that’s definitely making a statment. When choosing lighting for our home, I like versatile fixtures that will work in any space, our family room needed a little sparkle & glam. The Calypso Chandelier is 40 inches wide with 8 lights which really helps with the light output, helping to brighten the room. It’s crystal clear, smooth glass balls, and teardrops that reflects the light is something that, I really wanted over recessed downlights. We have two table lamps on our sofa table, which helps with reflecting some light at the top and the bottom. Having a chandelier will radiate the light in all directions.
When planning to update your living/family room light fixtures, be mindful of the proportion to the size of the room. If the room, and ceilings are large you will need a larger fixture. If the room is small, and the fixture is too big the space will look and feel cramped.
To my surprise, the Calypso Chandelier came with 223 clear glass balls, and 223 tear drop crystals that the Hubster, and I put on while catching up on our day. It took a little over two hours to put them on, so worth it! Our ceilings are over 20ft high, and we definitely wanted the professionals on this job. They were fantastic!!! Since they charge by the hour, I made sure to have everything laid out for them. Doing this ahead of time will not only save you money but it will save a lot of time.
Before the pro’s installed the Chandelier, they had to add a 2×2 in the ceiling to support the weight of the Chandelier. It weighs about 100lbs!
The install was a total success, it was so exciting to see the transformation right before my eyes.
I want to give Capitol Lighting and Crystorama a sincere thank you for making our home once again even more beautiful with their wonderful lighting. You can shop their website, and follow them on Instagram for tons of inpiration.